John was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2014 and became Chairman on 12th November 2014.
He is also Chairman of Tesco plc and London First, and is a Non- Executive Director of Worldpay where he was formerly Chairman.
Previously, amongst other senior roles, he was Chairman of Dixons Retail and later Co-Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the enlarged Dixons Carphone. He was Chief Financial Officer and a Board Member of Deutsche Post DHL, and Chief Executive of Exel, the supply chain logistics company. He was also previously Chairman of Care UK Health & Social Care and a non-executive director of the Home Office Supervisory Board. He has been a non-executive director at: Royal Mail Group, PHS Group, National Grid, Wolseley, Hamleys, 3i and Connell.
His early career was spent with Lever Brothers, Bristol-Myers Company and Fine Fare. John is a graduate, and now a Regent, of the University of Edinburgh.